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The sabbatical is over folks! I’m back at the laptop – poised and ready to share my radical plans for summer 2018 with you and the outside world. It’s going to be an absolute corker of a summer; one that’s guaranteed to fuel envy. How could it not?
How does the idea of taking a summer to slow-drive around Iceland in a retro camper sound to you?
You know, the whole bucket listy thing; quirky caravan for two… midnight sun… spectacular Icelandic nature… hiking lava landscapes… bathing hot springs… no rush…no stress…

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Travel with me hipster style on my mythical full day trip from Akureyri to the island of Hrísey. Easily reached by way of a 90 minute (each way) self-drive and a short ferry ride. Enjoy a perfect day on this tiny Icelandic island retreat. Indulge in a spot of bird watching, hike to the lighthouse for a picnic and finish off with an al fresco dip in the local geothermal pool.
Unforgettable, affordable and VERY doable on a full day cruise call to Akureyri!

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For me, there is no better way to quench your thirst than with an ice cold beer. Yes, the rum punch and pina coladas are fun and all that, but do they really hit the spot when it comes to quenching thirst? I’m not so sure and actually, in my humble opinion and having now ‘walked the walk’, I have to confess no, I don’t think they do.
Read on for a quick guide to sampling the beers of the Caribbean.. Cheers!

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